Hosts Tracy Swain and JaVonne Williams are joined by Dr. Barbara J. Brown. Dr. Brown is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who earned her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Boston University in Massachusetts. She has practiced psychology in Washington DC for 30 years and founded the CapitolHill Consortium for Counseling & Consultation, LLC (CCCC) in 2009.
CCCC consists of a dedicated group of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary clinicians who provide psychotherapy, bio-psycho-social assessment, and psychological testing to meet community mental health needs of children, adolescents, and adults in the DMV region (www.ccccmentalhealth.com). CCCC also offers consultation, presentations, and diverse program services to community-based and corporate organizations. CCCC is certified as a woman-owned business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a woman-owned small business (WOSB) as designated by the National Women’s Business Council. In today’s episode, Dr. Brown discusses some of the mental health programs CCCC provides throughout the DMV areas and the importance of receiving and using psychotherapy as a tool of empowerment.
Dr. Brown believes that accessible, affordable, and culturally competent health care is imperative and that routine mental health screening at key developmental stages across the life span is critical to optimal health and prevention of common-place tragedies. Everyone can benefit from psychotherapy at some point in their lives; it is a strength, not a weakness to understand and empower oneself.
Dr. Brown is an author writing in the Women in Business Breaking Through book series. She is also a proud member of professional organizations and groups who provide community service including the Women President’s Organization, American Psychological Association, Association of Black Psychologists, The Links, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated, and The Girl Friends, Incorporated.